The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has released a picture of an adorable and healthy four-month-old baby elephant, found after getting lost and malnourished near a palm and rubber farm in Ban Pong Charoen, Tha Kradan Sub district, Sanam Chai Khet District of Chachoengsao Province.
He was moved to Tambon Ang Toei for treatment and care. The Park officer of Phu Luang Wildlife Research Station, which is home to many wild elephants, visited him and took the photo. He was happily eating fresh pineapple. The vet ran a health check and gave the officers guidelines for the care of wild baby elephants.
The young elephant, which has not been named, will move today to a new home by park rangers who will bring him to Kao Takroop along with one of the older young elephants, Kaew and Noom. The two other young elephants also became separated from their mothers and were brought into care.
Many wild baby elephants have been lost near Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary in Chachoengsao province due to growing farming communities and the lack of feeding areas.